EE students Skype with author

Posted on May 31, 2016, in Academics


Edinboro Elementary fourth graders once again connected with author Phil Bildner through the telecommunications application software product Skype.

This is the second year in a row that New York Times bestselling author Phil Bildner has provided this experience to Edinboro students. Bildner wrote the Sluggers! series, the Texas Bluebonnet Award–winning Shoeless Joe & Black Betsy, its companion The Shot Heard ‘Round the World, and Turkey Bowl illustrated by C.F. Payne; and Twenty-One Elephants, illustrated by LeUyen Pham. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

The interview lasted forty-five minutes and the author told the students about his life and his writing. He explained the writing process to students and encouraged them to show pride through in their work, work hard and have grit. Bildner showed off his newest books Marvelous Cornelius and A Whole New Ballgame.

He also answered questions from about 16 students. Questions ranged from, “Do you always like to write?”, “What is the longest book you’ve written?”, and “Have you ever gotten to the end of a book you are writing and had to start it over again?” to “What is your favorite sport/NBA team/NFL team?”.

For more information on Bildner, visit his website, his YouTube channel or his social media accounts.

Mrs. Androstic set up the visit, which was funded by the Edinboro Elementary PTO.